Join us in welcoming back Father Roger Gustafson as our Pastor here at Saint Hilary Parish!
Father Roger Gustafson joins us as Pastor of Saint Hilary Church from St. Brendan's Church in San Francisco this July 2020. We are so happy to have Father Roger with us once again.
By way of background, Father Roger was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta Georgia. Although raised a Lutheran as a result of his Scandinavian background, he was confirmed and brought into the Catholic Church in 1989 at the age of 24. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Biological Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University. He worked as a health care administrator after college, managing four kidney dialysis centers in the Atlanta area. Father then received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in Religion in 2000 and Social Ethics in 2000, and a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago in 2002.
While practicing as a discrimination law attorney, Father Roger received a call to the priesthood and was accepted to study at St. Patrick's Seminary in August 2009. Father Roger was ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 2014. His first assignment was here at Saint Hilary where he served as the Parochial Vicar until 2016. He became the Pastor at St. Brendan's Church serving for four years. Father Roger also serves as the Administrator of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Sausalito.
We are looking forward to having Father Roger on campus again!
Fr. Roger Gustafson
Pastor, Saint Hilary Parish